Authorities in Madagascar say they are trying to contain an outbreak of plague similar to the Black Death that swept Medieval Europe. Continue reading Madagascar plague kills 40 as outbreak spreads to capital, World Health Organisation says
(CNN) — Snapchat may be the latest application with a new mobile payment feature launched this week, but the idea that made Snapcash possible was spawned more than seven years ago in Africa. Continue reading Africa’s mobile money makes its way to Europe with M-Pesa
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso’s leader of nearly three decades declared a state of emergency Thursday, hours after protesters who oppose his bid for another term stormed the parliament and set part of it on fire, marking the greatest threat to his rule since he himself seized power in a coup. Continue reading Burkina Faso Declares State Of Emergency After Protesters Storm Parliament
Fourteen projects are set to benefit from a Sh1.9 billion grant from the Government of Denmark. Continue reading Denmark donates Sh1.9bn to groups
Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram terror group on Saturday blew up a bridge that links Borno and Adamawa states during an attack on Limankara, a village in Borno State, witnesses and security operatives said. Continue reading Nigeria: Boko Haram Bombs Bridge Linking Borno, Adamawa
On Monday the China Railway Construction Corp signed a $13.1 billion deal with the Nigerian Ministry of Transport to build a high-speed coastal railway in Nigeria, one of the largest foreign railway projects China has ever signed.
Under the contract, the company will build a 1,385-km single-track line for trains that will run at up to 120 km an hour. “The coastal railway will boost the export of Nigeria’s oil products. Additionally, as a significant part of the Western Africa railway network, it will also drive regional economic development,” said the head of the Railway Bureau of Nigeria.
Civil war in South Sudan is spiralling into cycles of revenge far from the control of political leaders, Amnesty International warned Thursday, as pressure builds on commanders to stem the brutal conflict.
Michelle Obama Joins #BringBackOurGirls Movement on Twitter – Executive Salad.
No fewer than 8 teenage girls between the ages of 12 to 15 have been abducted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Warabe village of Gwoza Local government area of Borno state.
The gunmen also carted away foodstuff and livestock belonging to the villagers before fleeing into the bush.
Kenya and Nigeria have signed three agreements and four Memoranda of Understanding aimed at promoting trade between the two countries.